STI Quarterly

Make plans to attend workshop on HIV & women

Toronto, Canada is the site for the third International Workshop on HIV & Women. The conference will be held Jan. 14-15 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

The January event will provide a platform for international scientific exchange on the increasingly recognized problems of HIV and women. The workshop will gather a cross-disciplinary team of research experts and trainees to present and discuss the latest developments and strategies for the future in an interactive and science-focused setting.

Program presentations of interest to family planners will include contraception and risk of HIV acquisition, contraception and risk of HIV transmission, contraception and risk of HIV progression, and drug interactions with contraceptives. Abstracts will cover such topics as designing and implementing treatment programs for HIV-infected women; HPV screening, treatment, and vaccines; and the impact of HIV drug resistance on optimal management of women.

Online registration for the event will be open until Dec. 31. Individuals wishing to register after that date will need to do so at the workshop. To register for the event, go to